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And the Cup goes to ….

CSK beat MI in a thrilling final.

There was a making of a perfect final.Performances by A.R. Rahman, Shahid Kapur, Bipasha Basu entertained the full-packed crowd before the start of the match. B-town made it's presence felt in form of Sushmita Sen, Geeta Basra, Dino Morea amongst others.And they were all rooting for one team- The Mumbai Indians!

It was for the first time in DLF IPL final that both the captains were Indians, and both legends in their own way. The one was playing with five stiches and two painkillers, while the other was playing with his usual Midas touch! A thing to note is that in all three editions of IPL, there was atleast one team from South India in the final (last time, both were from south).

Dhoni won the toss and had no hesitation in batting first. He made his strategy clear. Give respect to the bowlers in the initial overs, save wickets and then go after the bowlers in later stage. And they executed the plan perfectly!

In the end CSK beat MI by 22 runs.It looks like a healthy margin considerin it was a T-20 game. But the game was much closer than the margin suggests. According to me, Mumbai Indians lost out because of three reasons.

Reason #1: Catches win matches, but MI forgot that!

Dropping Raina twice cost very dearly for Mumbai Indians because he went on to score a 35 ball 57. In the first case Abhishek Nayar and Dilhara Fernando were playing 'dog and the bone', while in the second case, butterfinger Zaheer dropped the simplest of all catches. In contrast, CSK's catching was just superb! Raina's catch to dismiss Tiwari or Jakati's catch to dismiss Duminy were too good!

Reason # 2:Pollard was left to steer the sunk ship

Pollard was sent when there was only three overs left and 55 runs to be scored. I understand that he was the highest bid player in IPL, he can hit sixes at will and also really long, but he is no God! I didn't understand this strategy of Sachin. I belive he should have been sent ahead of Duminy.

Reason # 3:M.S. Dhoni's Captaincy:

Some might call it his midas touch or his luck, but MSD made sure that he got his things right at the crucial time.For Pollard, Dhoni had stationed Hayden at the edge of mid-off circle, right besides the bowler's run- up. And Pollard hit straight to the fielder and it was game over for MI. Also good fielders like Raina were quite intelligently positioned.


Mumbai Indians truly deserved this year's IPL for the way they played all through the tournament, but they crumbled under crunch situation. I feel sorry for Sachin but I am happy that an Indian Captain has lifted the cup!

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@aapuanna u r right
lets hope india delievers its best
& stop disagreeing 2 each others point!!!!
srishti-gajare on 06 May 2010, 06:23 PM
@srishti-gajare - Apologies for mis-spelling your first name (I got it right this time!! @srishti). Let us agree to disagree, but point well made by sujansalian to sum it up. Rohit Sharma is peaking now (recent IPL), I have doubts about Yusuf Pathan off-late he is exposing his weakness for short picthed deliveries and everyone knows how to buckle him up...Hope India goes all the way through.....
Aappuanna on 05 May 2010, 11:42 PM
@sujansalian u r absolutely right
its country 1st 4 me
as i said neither i m completely right nor he is
its just that want 2 move on & cheer the indian team
srishti-gajare on 30 Apr 2010, 10:44 PM
@ Srishti and Aappuanna
I must say IPL has been sucessful in building a brand base and people are literally fighting it out :)
Anyway, I suggest you both get out of IPL mode because it is again time to cheer for our country!
I know Robbie deserved to be on the plane for carribean but Vijay also deserves it equally. May be he could have been sent instead of Rohit Sharma, because I rarely see him playing well for the country :)
Sujansalian on 30 Apr 2010, 10:35 PM
@ aappuanna
may b u r right, may b wrong....
may b its my frustration that uthappa is not selected, but u try 2 look @ from my point of view then u would know....
btw everyone have their thinkin perspective
hey dont talk bout decency i know it pretty well!!!
& its srishti & not shrishti
srishti-gajare on 30 Apr 2010, 10:21 PM
@ Aappuanna

Thanx a lot for ur comments!
Sujansalian on 30 Apr 2010, 09:37 AM
Hi Sujan Sailan well written, keep it up. I must admit your article is much better than most post-match write-ups that I have read. Really amazing piece of article.

@shrishti-gajare, your comment that the guys from csk getting easy ticket is wrong - for many reasons - if you are referring to Raina, I must doubt your cricketing knowledge, if you are referring to Vijay, you are worng again, he truly deserves it, I must say it must be out of frustration because Uthappa did not make it you are throwing bricks at Vijay, if you are referring to Dhoni I will leave it to the forumers what they think about that (I am blown-off to say the least). By the way how does your comment fit here on a well-written blog by sujansailan?. You must find some other place to pour your frustration. Atleast have a heart to congratulate the winning team. That is decency.
Aappuanna on 30 Apr 2010, 05:06 AM
congrats csk---at the end of the day on this one day you were beter than mi.
ROELA on 27 Apr 2010, 10:34 AM
i would have been very happy if any other team other than csk would have won
i really hate that team,
those guys get easy ticket 4 the indian team, without much of the hard work..
just one knock & they r into the indian team!!!!!
srishti-gajare on 27 Apr 2010, 02:26 AM
CSK beat MI in a thrilling final. that was gr8 4 me. but if rcb ill win v ill be too happy. but hope 4 next ipl-4............
coolsid007 on 27 Apr 2010, 12:55 AM
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